HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean demonstrates how social workers, working alongside heath care professionals can contribute to the multi-disciplinary intervention in the fight against HIV-AIDS in the Caribbean using the lived experiences of person affected by HIV-AIDS.
Using Trinidad and Tobago as the model for the Caribbean, this volume provides relevant, up-to-date information on theory and practice innovation in addressing the psychological needs of persons affected by HIV-AIDS; and how social work can be utilised as a tool of empowerment for dealing with HIV-AIDS.
The result of three years’ research by scholars of social work, psychology and economics, HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean breaks the silence in addressing the psychological implications of HIV-AIDS at the individual, family, community and societal levels and presents a framework and model for promoting social change.
- Introduction: Lived Experiences of HIV-AIDS
- PART I The Context for SocialWork Practice
- 1. The Institutionalization ofHIV-AIDS-Related Prejudice
- 2. Social Work and Social Transformation:A Theoretical Model forAIDS Interventions
- 3. Beyond the Counselling Room:Pushing the Limits of HIV-AIDSSocial Work Practice
- 4. Accepting to Live:Disclosing the Truth about HIV -The Role of the Social Worker in Disclosure
- PART II: Risk and Social Support
- 5. The Impact of HIV-AIDS onChildren at RiskThe Case of Trinidad and Tobago
- 6. Breaking Barriers:An Exploratory Study of Sex Talk betweenMaternal Parents and Female Adolescents
- 7. The Impact of Social Support onPeople Living with HIV-AIDS:A Case Study
- 8. Disability, Sexuality and HIV
- PART III: Specific Issues for Women
- 9. Positive Women
- 10. Women and Adherence toAntiretroviral Therapy
- 11. Informal Social Support Networksfor HIV-positive Women
- Glossary of Terms